Nubia and the Amazons with Stephanie Williams

One of the best things about comics is that things can sit in the background for years before they become important. Maybe it’s just a throwaway line about an adventure some characters had. Maybe it’s something as silly as a character not liking carrots and then 10 years later it’s the crux of a story line. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s taking a character that’s been kind of stuck in the shadows and putting them in a position not only to get some of the spotlight, but also to bring other things out into the light that quit frankly should have been there a long time ago.

Now I’m not saying that if Stephanie Williams was just writing about Nubia’s dislike of a certain root vegetable she wouldn’t be on the show. But she’s taking Nubia and putting her in the center of a mini series called Nubia and the Amazons and making it about so much more than the character that happens to have a name in the title. And I don’t think I’m overselling it when I say that this series is really, really good.

Learn such things as:

  • The importance of representation handled overtly instead of just having it in the subtext.
  • The importance of keeping up with other titles related to what you’re working on.
  • The importance of numbering and the label of a mini series.
  • And so much more!

You can find Stephanie on Twitter @Steph_I_Will, Tic Tock @steph_i_will, Link Tree @swilliamscreates, and her website Why Steph.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

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Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

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Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who still reads Howard the Duck.

Chris runs the Play Comics podcast and website. When he’s not he’s usually spending time with his wife and three cats. Or working on his other podcast Caffeine and Spite or on another show from the Gonna Geek network, Legends of Shield. Other bylines include:

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